14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tiny red octopus (Octopus rubescens) in a shallow tidepool.

I had worked the morning low tide and was on my way out when this little red octopus oozed into view. It posed for about 5 seconds then continued on its way. I was fortunate to catch this shot before it disappeared out of sight.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Allison Gong